The automotive industry is dependent on the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies to enable the production of high quality, precision components that are crucial to ensuring performance. The global push for higher efficiency standards, tighter emission controls and a reduction in the allowable cabin noise have prompted a shift to smoother surfaces and complementary metrology methods. The industry is also witnessing the transition from off-line quality control inspection to on-line or in-line production metrology to enable rapid process feedback as part of a Smart Factory environment.
Our 3D, non-contact optical metrology solutions have proven to be critical to the manufacturing of high precision automotive products. From finely polished gear teeth to rough clutch plates, ZYGO technology enables the accurate characterization of critical parameters such as surface texture, roughness, waviness, flatness, and parallelism without contacting the surface.